FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION ARRESTED

Following up on a report of a possible burglary in process, a Johnson Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the area of Grand View Road and Ocotillo Road in Johnson Valley about 3:30 a.m. for a report of suspicious suspects

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LEARN TO MAKE ORIGAMI ORNAMENTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

Just in time to decorate the Christmas tree, the 29 Palms Art Gallery is going to show you how to make origami ornaments tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an art class for youth to learn how to make origami sculptures and

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is enjoying packed audiences at Theatre 29 and is adding overflow seating to accommodate the extraordinary demand for tickets. The comedy, based on the movie, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a genuine Red Ryder Air Rifle under the tree as he

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HI-DESERT CHORUS “SOUNDS OF THE SEASON” CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi Desert Chorus will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11. The concert is held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 2:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley High

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“MURDER BY MAGIC” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEKEND

The closing night of the Twentynine Palms High School Drama Club’s audience-participation murder-mystery production, “Murder by Magic,” is tonight. This interactive performance has the audience help solve the murder of a magician’s wife. The magician killed himself as well and both souls haunt the high school. While attempting to reach

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN CONSIDERED AT THE LIFETREE CAFÉ

The area discussion group, Lifetree Café, will have a stimulating conversation about intelligent design this Sunday. Perspectives on intelligent design theory will be explored at a program sponsored by Lifetree Café. A filmed interview with an atheist professor—whose controversial view on the plausibility of intelligent design has brought criticism from

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NOMINATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR CALIFORNIA DESERT CONSERVATION AWARD

Minerva Hoyt was a tireless supporter of California deserts, and persuaded President Franklin Roosevelt and Congress to create Joshua Tree National Monument in 1936. The Joshua Tree National Park Association created the Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award in her honor, and is soliciting nominations for the 13th annual award.

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A REMINDER ABOUT YOUR COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES

This reminder that Monday, December 12, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can pay it online, at mytaxcollector.com, by phone at 760-241-8829, or in person, at 172 West Third Street, First Floor, in San Bernardino. An extra

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ASSISTANCE FOR PROPANE AND FIREWOOD AVAILABLE, MEETING MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, December 12 at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assistance is for propane and firewood only. All Morongo Basin residents are welcome to attend. Applicants

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A CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW

A celebration of the animals and plants that inhabit the Copper Mountain Mesa area is set for Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mojave Desert Land Trust and Stewards of the Coyote Valley, the event will include lectures on desert tortoises, medicinal uses of native

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SOMEONE IS MISSING A WANDERING, RARE, 70-POUND TORTOISE

Wandering strays aren’t all that rare in our Morongo Basin, unless of course, the stray in question is a 70-pound African Sulcata tortoise. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this very unusual report … Debra Walters was visiting her mom in the 53900 block of Ridge Road in Yucca Valley and couldn’t

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to all

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WINTER PROGRAM SATURDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Please join the Twentynine Palms Library on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. for its winter program. During this exciting time of year, they will be having a special story time, crafts and activities, holiday music and a special visit from St. Nick. He is pretty

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STREET MARKET TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST

The Twentynine Palms United Methodist Church will hold a street market Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, clothing, holiday items, housewares, and furniture. There will also be cookies galore and fresh green wreaths. For information call 760-367-7388. The church is located at 6250

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“MURDER BY MAGIC” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEKEND

The Twentynine Palms High School Drama Club is offering an audience-participation murder-mystery production. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The Drama Club at Twentynine Palms High School asks you to help solve a “Murder By Magic.” This interactive performance has the audience help solve the murder of a magician’s wife.

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NEW BILL FREES SOLDIERS FROM HAVING TO PAY BACK SIGNING BONUSES

The $611 billion National Defense Authorization Act goes before the U.S. Senate this week: the house approved it on Friday. It is expected to free thousands of California soldiers from paying back millions of dollars they owed the Pentagon for receiving unauthorized bonuses for extending their service. Reporter David Haldane

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is enjoying packed audiences at Theatre 29 and is adding overflow seating to accommodate the extraordinary demand for tickets. The comedy, based on the movie, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a genuine Red Ryder Air Rifle under the tree as he

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN CONSIDERED AT THE LIFETREE CAFÉ

The area discussion group, Lifetree Café, will have a stimulating conversation about intelligent design this Sunday. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… Perspectives on intelligent design theory will be explored at a program sponsored by Lifetree Café. A filmed interview with an atheist professor—whose controversial view on the plausibility of

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LOCAL SERVICES PLANNED FOR SUE MEADOR

Sue Meador, a 26-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died November 28 in La Jolla. She was 85 years old. Sue Meador is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Geselle and Dwayne McKnight, her son, Bill Meador, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Sue Meador received her master’s degree in education from

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School’s annual winter concert is set for tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Get into the spirit of the holiday season with this festive event: the winter concert at Twentynine Palms High School is Thursday, December 8. Bring the entire family to hear the choirs

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